Interview with the Vampire, Act 2
Click here if you want to read Act 1 of me interviewing myself.
Elizabeth is with me again to ask questions about my book, Let Me Fall.
ELIZABETH: My notes say you are describing your book, Let Me Fall, as a mixed-genre work. What does that mean exactly?
BETH: It’s nonfiction in the sense that I use real stories from my life. But I take creative liberties when discussing my actual journey of falling in love with God and use allegory—
ELIZABETH: What?! Allegory can’t be used in writing! Expensive sweaters are made out of it.
BETH: Uh, I believe you’re thinking of angora?
ELIZABETH: Right. Whatever. Anyway, what were you saying?
BETH: Since God has not been physically audible or visible at any point in my life, half my book uses figurative/allegorical elements to convey our story.
ELIZABETH: What made you want to write your book in the first place? Other than the whole, “God told me to” thing?
BETH: I think I explain it pretty well in chapter 1 and I don’t want to give too much away. But I will say this: Think obsession, despair, and a saga I never intended to read.
ELIZABETH: Interesting. Well, back to the whole mixed-genre issue. I’m wondering… Since you’re taking “creative liberties” in your book, can readers expect to see pictures or sketches as well?
BETH: Ha ha. No, there won’t be any pictures or sketches, though a few places would actually warrant one. There is a song which heavily influenced me and is referenced a few times. I think it would be cool to include a copy of said song with each book, but I don’t know if that’s realistic.
ELIZABETH: What’s the song called?
BETH: Ike’s Mood I, by Visioneers. It’s available for purchase on iTunes.
ELIZABETH: Shameless plug. Is Visioneers paying you for the promo?
BETH: Don’t you have somewhere to be soon? An allegory sweater fitting, perhaps?
ELIZABETH: As a matter of fact, that is all the time we have for today. I don’t want to be late to my dinner with the important people. Au revoir…